When did we begin to (mistakenly) equate beauty with youth? When did we start believing that botox was the only answer (disclaimer: I get botox) ? When did beauty become something that we bought in vials and rub on our faces rather than something that we worked to embody not just in our appearance but in our personalities, thoughts, words and deeds? Moreover, since when was beauty the sole preserve of the young? No matter your age, your gender, your race or culture or your income, you deserve the opportunity to pursue beauty on your own terms.
What’s wrong with aging anyway?
While beauty products certainly have their place and can help to protect, hydrate and repair damage to our skin, we’ll forever be disappointed if we keep chasing the fountain of youth. We shouldn’t fear getting older any more than we should fear the changing of the seasons or the dawning of a new day. As you can see from visitingwww.mcknightplace.com your age is not a barrier to an amazing quality of life, good food, gorgeous surroundings and good times spent with friends. If you long for the kind of ageless beauty that’s demonstrated by the likes of Christie Brinkley (who doesn’t look a day over 35 at the tender age of 64) it’s important that we address our appearance from the inside as well as the outside.
Hydrate from the outside, hydrate from the inside
We all know the importance of ensuring that our skin is well hydrated. It’s the best way to guard against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles not to mention helping your skin to achieve that elusive healthy and youthful glow. But hydration doesn’t just come from the creams and serums that we apply to the outside, it also includes the water that we drink every day. By drinking at least 3 liters of water a day you can ensure gorgeous glowing skin no matter what your age. Here’s why.
The power of plants
Good health starts and ends with good nutrition. We all know that. We can’t expect plump, youthful and flawless skin if we load our bodies with unhealthy processed foods, alcohol and carcinogens like cigarettes or processed meats. But by ensuring that every plate of food we eat is loaded with delicious and nutritious fresh fruits and veggies, healthy fats and fibrous complex carbohydrates we can pave the way for ageless and beautiful skin now and for decades to come. That means ensuring that you get some of these each and every day…
Nuts and seeds- They’re clean foods full of protein and healthy fats, specifically omega 3 fatty acids. These are great for helping your skin to retain its moisture, staying full and firm. Moreover, if you suffer from conditions like acne, pumpkin seeds in particular could be your new best friends. They are high in zinc which boost immune function, making acne a distant memory.
Leafy greens- Green leafy veggies like kale, bok choy and spinach contain many nutritious properties. Amongst them is their high concentration of chlorophyll which will improve circulation to your skin, ensuring that it gets the oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay healthy, firm and glowing.
Berries- Every day our skin faces damage from free radicals from airborne pollutants and the sun. Berries are not only a quick, clean and tasty snack, they’re also packed with antioxidants which will help protect your skin against the aging effects of sun damage.
Ageless beauty can be yours. You just have to get there one plate at a time.